It's not really a mod. It's changing the allocation table size during format while updating. 4096 or 2048 are the preferred options. Shouldn't make a bit of difference but....
I still preferred my AK120 that I may get back but hard to argue with the Anv3 and 1/3rd the price(or less).
What's the benefit here? Quicker load time? Menu navigation smoother?
Just wanted to say thanks once again goodvibes! Your assurance that I most likely didn't brick my player was exactly what my despair required!
With regard to volume....not sure really, I seldom bother looking at the number, but with my Shure IEMs it's around 14...I think? Picking up a pair of Heir 4.Ai's soon...that's probably going to drop a bit with their 16 Ohm impedance
Portasound: Yes, that does seem a bit odd - what firmware did you install, or is that what came with the player?